As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
SEP 23, 2021
Mosquitoes spread West Nile virus (WNV) in Arizona and throughout the US. Currently there is an outbreak of WNV in Maricopa County.
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As vaccinations become readily available, more and more companies are discussing plans to re-introduce their employees back to the office. However, some employees 50+ are hesitant to make the transition. According to a survey by HR research firm Workspace Intelligence and WeWork, 88 percent of participants 55 or older want some kind of control over where they work. If your office is re-opening and you find yourself hesitant, read on for ways to stay calm and safe as you return to your desk.
AZ AARP Awards Six Arizona Organizations with Community Grants as Part of its Successful Nationwide Program
AARP Awards Six Arizona Organizations with Community Grants as Part of its Successful Nationwide Program
AARP Arizona is thrilled to have Brendon Blake as the new Associate State Director of Advocacy. Brendon works as a member of the state team in collaboration with the national office to promote AARP’s strategic advocacy issues. He has been part of the AARP AZ State office team for the last 5 years, “It’s an honor and a pleasure to replace my mentor Steve Jennings and I am thrilled to be leading our advocacy efforts in the state” said Brendon. “Steve left an incredible foundation of relationships and achievements he spent years cultivating, I’m both humbled and confident in my ability to fill his shoes with the amazing team of staff and volunteers around me”. His work during the past year as a Senior Program Specialist has resulted in increased AARP visibility at the AZ legislation and the AZ Corporation Commission with issues such as long-term care, utilities and Rx pricing to name a few.
Summer has officially arrived, and with it plenty of beach days, barbeques, and picnics. Now that vaccinated individuals can gather for those classic backyard bashes, it’s time to amaze friends and family alike with some delicious and healthy recipes. Over the years, AARP has teamed up with chefs all over America to share some of their summer dishes, and to celebrate, we’re recapping our favorites. For more recipes, make sure to visit aarp.org/food.
This week, record-breaking temperatures are affecting the Northwest region of America, with records set in the hundreds in cities like Portland and Seattle. Streets are buckling from the immense heat, and some power cables are even melting.
The four-hour AARP Smart Driver course is aimed at refreshing the skills of drivers 50 and older but is open to anyone. Those who take it may get a reduction in their insurance rates.
Consumer advocates are lauding new rules that the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has proposed concerning when utility companies can shut off a customer’s power over an unpaid bill.
The coronavirus pandemic shed light on the abuse and neglect at some long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) investigates and resolves complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes.
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